Safety

Trip Safety

Safety:
Please ensure your safety by informing the trip leader of any medical condition including medications, disability or special needs you have.

First Aid Kits:
The Club has two comprehensive kits and several members hold current first aid certificates. A first aid kit is normally carried by the trip leader.

If you would like to purchase an Outdoor First Aid Book for your personal use, there is one that has been highly recommended.  This is the front page:

First Aid Booklet cover

Personal Locator Beacon (PLB):
The Club has a Personal Locator Beacon. This is taken on all overnight tramps by the trip leader.

See below for instructions for operating the PLB:
(This sheet is included with the PLB.)

PLB instructions:
Arrange departure times and meeting place.
Ensure the website has the current details.
Advise new members on food and gear to bring.
Obtain maps and take club first aid kit.
Advise the Chief Guide of safe return and numbers who participated.
Write a trip report.
If unable to lead the trip, arrange for a substitute trip leader and advise Chief Guide.

Overdue trips:
Note to parents,relatives or friends of members
Should a party be late in returning, please do not worry unduely as there is probably a good reason for the delay.
If you are concerned please contact the Chief Guide or Committee Member
(see “Contact UHWTC”).

Note to Members:
Members should tell someone where they are going and when they are due back.
Members must ensure that the Club Secretary has a name and phone number of a contact person to notify if the trip is overdue.

See also:  Trip Guidelines PDF – May 2014